In May we always have an abundance of rhubarb. It’s a fantastic vegetable for crumbles, jam, cakes or just stewed with a bit of ice cream. We appreciate it even more because there isn’t much else from the garden at this time of year. Here’s a cake I bake a lot when there’s rhubarb about.
18 oz fresh rhubarb
12 oz self raising flour
6 oz caster sugar
6 oz butter
Sprinkle of Demerara sugar
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat over to 180 ºC and line a large loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Sieve flour and salt into large mixing bowl.
3. Add butter and rub in until you have breadcrumb texture.
4. Add sugar.
5. Cut rhubarb into chunks less than an inch long and add to bowl.
6. Crack the eggs into the bowl, break the yokes and stir the mixture.
7. Don’t be worried about how dry the mixture is at this stage, there’s a lot of water locked up in the rhubarb! Just mix it all together.
8. Transfer mixture into tin, firm it down and sprinkle with Demerara sugar.
9. Cook for about an hour or until it generally looks done! Leave to cool for at least 20 mins before turning out of tin.
Added by: Chris Vernon
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